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Childbirth Preparation Class


Our one-day course will help you develop an understanding of the labor and birth process. Coping skills include massage, breathing and relaxation exercises. Medical considerations will be discussed. Immediate newborn care and breastfeeding will be briefly discussed. You should complete your classes one month before your due date (earlier with twins). On the day of class plan to wear something comfortable. A tour of the maternity suite will be part of your class; this includes the Labor and Delivery and Post Partum areas. Please consider registering for our Newborn Essentials class which addresses the first six weeks of your newborn’s life and our Ready for Breastfeeding class will help ensure a smooth start for you and baby.

Please only register one attendee. When prompted below please choose one seat. If you register two people you will be charged for two people. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend, you do not need to register them.

Classes will be held in the OB classroom on Pratt 2 unless noted otherwise.

To cancel a class, please let us know by replying to your email confirmation.

Please check your junk mail folder if you do not receive an email confirmation within one hour of registering.

Policy regarding cancellation due to inclement weather: contact the hospital switchboard at 781-624-8000, after 7:30 a.m. for morning classes, after 12 p.m. for afternoon classes and after 5 p.m. for evening classes. If your class is cancelled:

  • You may apply the payment toward another class OR
  • You may request a full refund. If you paid electronically your refund will be processed within one to two days. If you paid by check, a refund check will be mailed to you within two weeks.


If you need to cancel due to a medical issue that precludes you from attending or because you have delivered your baby already, we will provide a full refund upon receipt of physician documentation. Please fax your documentation to 781-624-3597, Attn: Childbirth Education Department. If you miss a class for a non-medical reason you will not be reimbursed; however, you may change to a different class up to three business days before your class is scheduled, depending on space availability. By registering for a class, you are agreeing to this policy. If you need to reschedule your class, please call Childbirth Education at 781-624-3300 or email childbirth@sshosp.org.

South Shore Hospital OB classroom
South Shore Hospital OB classroom
South Shore Hospital OB classroom
South Shore Hospital OB classroom

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